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CDIA Releases its Accomplishment Report for the First Half of 2020

Last month, CDIA released its Six-Monthly Progress Report detailing its work with cities in Asia and the Pacific from January to June 2020. The report highlights CDIA’s progress against its performance indicators, the status of utilization of program resources and the contribution of its completed project preparation studies (PPSs) to development ...

CDIA Completes Virtual Training on Cities and Climate Change

Members of the CDIA core team have completed an online training course on cities and climate change, which will enable them to better assist Asia Pacific cities in preparing low carbon and resilient infrastructure projects. Acclimatise UK guided the virtual training program, which consisted of 11 two-hour sessions held between 22 ...

Why Asia’s Future Depends on Youth Engagement

While there are many headlines about Asia’s aging population, it’s actually the most youthful region in the world - with over 1.1 billion people aged under 30. But Asia’s growing youth population comprises a demographic that has massive potential to shape the region for today and tomorrow. In celebration of International Youth ...

CDIA Kicks Off Virtual Training on Cities and Climate Change

Last week, the CDIA team has begun a training program to improve their capacity to help cities develop low-carbon and climate resilient infrastructure projects. The virtual training will consist of 11 sessions from 22 June to 23 July 2020. Each session will last between 1.5 to 2 hours. Through discussions and practical ...

Leveraging Infrastructure Investments for Sustainable Development

Asia Pacific cities are now home to 2.3 billion population. With 1.2 billion new residents expected to be added between now and 2050, significant investments in infrastructure are needed to create more livable and resilient cities. CDIA is working with secondary cities to prepare sustainable and bankable infrastructure projects to help ...

CDIA’s Work Continues, Even in the Face of A Global Emergency

CDIA has taken measures to adapt and keep its projects on track during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDIA team is headquartered in Manila, but since 12 March they have been working from their respective homes in the cities of Newbury, UK; Shanghai, PRC; Adelaide, Australia; Tbilisi, Georgia; and Metro Manila ...

Spotlight on CDIA’s Urban Development Specialist, Brian Capati

“Regardless of whether the city is Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines or Darkhan in Mongolia, stories of how CDIA initiated a change in their city always strike a chord in me.” For Brian Capati, positive feedback from partners makes his work at CDIA extra special. Mr. Capati is CDIA’s Urban Development ...

Singkawang Enhances Water Supply for its Unserved and Low-income Communities

In the south zone of Singkawang City, piped water supply is available to only 2% of its 48,000 population. Together with CDIA and PT SMI, the city government is now taking steps to improve water services to residents, including those in Segatani Village, home to the city’s largest low-income communities. Singkawang ...

World Bank Approves Financing for Wastewater System Improvement in Siem Reap City

The World Bank has recently approved a $25.5 million credit to develop the wastewater collection network in Siem Reap City, Cambodia. The credit, with support from CDIA in terms of technical preparations, is expected to improve wastewater management in the city, resulting in better health and quality of the environment. At ...

Our Journey Together Continues

CDIA has taken a new path in 2019 as it started to fully operate as a Trust Fund managed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). This new set up will ensure CDIA’s long-term financial sustainability and increase the impact of its work. CDIA is now operating under the ADB Urban Financing ...

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